Pixar Partners with Khan Academy to launch online storytelling course

Pixar Partners with Khan Academy to launch online storytelling course

SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Pixar Animation Studios is partnering with Khan Academy to launch the first of six free online lessons covering the art of storytelling, the course is taught by Pete Docter, Mark Andrews, and other filmmakers from the renowned Disney-owned studio. The new series includes Pete Docter, director of “Inside Out,” “Up” and ..

Ready for dolls that are Diverse, Ambitious and Feminist? This Harvard grad says, its about time!

Ready for dolls that are Diverse, Ambitious and Feminist? This Harvard grad says, its about time!

STATEN ISLAND (Diya TV) — Neha Chauhan Woodward, an Indian-American Staten Island native, created a startup toy company with a specific vision: Create dolls that more accurately reflect the modern girl. Woodward, 29, said she came up with the idea while she was a Stanford MBA student — a degree she pursued after a brief career as ..

Farha Sayeed hosts ‘Egg-Stravaganza’ in Chicago

Farha Sayeed hosts ‘Egg-Stravaganza’ in Chicago

CHICAGO (Diya TV) — Farha Sayeed, an internationally known and celebrated egg artist, hosted her first solo egg art exhibition in Chicago over the weekend. “The Easter Eggstravaganza” was held at Chicago’s celebrated symphony center over the weekend, with sale proceeds benefiting the American-India Foundation’s Maternal and New Born Survival Initiative (MANSI). Sayeed and her husband, Dr. ..

‘Superwoman’, Modi, named in Time’s 30 Most Influential People Online List

‘Superwoman’, Modi, named in Time’s 30 Most Influential People Online List

SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Lilly “Superwoman” Singh and India Prime Minister Narendra Modi are the sole persons of Indian origin represented on Time magazine’s 2016 list of 30 Most Influential People on the Internet — just two years in, it’s PM Modi’s second selection in as many years. Singh, a Canadian YouTube sensation who possesses ..

Digitizing Tradition: This Mahashivratri, Temples deliver ‘prasad’ to devotees via mail

Digitizing Tradition: This Mahashivratri, Temples deliver ‘prasad’ to devotees via mail

Santa Clara, Calif. (Diya TV) ‘Mahashivratri’, a term derived from three words Maha, Shiva and Ratri which literally means “The Great night of Shiva”, is one the most important festivals celebrated on the new moon day in the month of ‘Phalgun’ according to Hindu Calendars.   Lord Shiva is one among the three deities (Brahma, ..

Historic Night for South Asians at the 2016 Academy Awards

Historic Night for South Asians at the 2016 Academy Awards

Filmmakers Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Asif Kapadia win Oscars for their respective documentaries; Priyanka Chopra and Dev Patel present awards HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (Diya TV) — On a night where diversity in Hollywood was top of mind, if not fully represented on center stage, two Desis won Academy Awards back-to-back for their respective works in documentary film.  ..